Cursor moves when pressing direction keys

I am working on a Lenovo ideapad 330, with the latest windows 10 (1903). When I press the regular direction keys on my keyboard, my cursor moves in the direction I am pressing. I would like my cursor not to move when I press the direction keys.  How can I stop this behavior?

Thank you,

Yehuda

 

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Last updated April 1, 2020 Views 13,837 Applies to:
Hi, yehudarimon

My name is Smith and I am an Independent Advisor. I would be happy to help you today.

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/947821...

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Try turning scroll lock to ‘On’.
Press the Windows key on your keyboard & in the box that appears, type Ease of Access mouse settings and press enter.
In the Mouse Keys section, toggle the switch under ‘Use numeric pad to move mouse around the screen’ to ‘Off’.
Press Alt+F4 to exit this menu.
Or:
Press Windows Key + R to open the Run box & type ms-settings: and press enter.
In your Settings window, the text cursor is already in the search box. Type "mouse keys." Press the down arrow on your keyboard to select the first suggestion, ‘Control the mouse pointer with the keyboard’.
Click enter & The Ease of Use settings for your mouse is opened, then to turn off Mouse Keys to use the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer. Press Space to toggle the button to the off.
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I had the same problem and found out that it is caused by Microsoft Paint.

Closing Microsoft Paint will make the problem go away since aparently it has a feature that allows you to move the curser with the arrow keys and it sometimes doesn't realize when it looses focus and keeps this behaviour when it is running in the background.

The thread I found that helped me figure this out:

https://superuser.com/questions/1467313/mouse-pointer-moving-on-arrow-keys-pressed

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I just spent an hour looking up solutions for this as it was driving me crazy. This is what did it for me. Thanks for sharing!

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I had the same problem and found out that it is caused by Microsoft Paint.

Closing Microsoft Paint will make the problem go away since aparently it has a feature that allows you to move the curser with the arrow keys and it sometimes doesn't realize when it looses focus and keeps this behaviour when it is running in the background.

The thread I found that helped me figure this out:

https://superuser.com/questions/1467313/mouse-pointer-moving-on-arrow-keys-pressed

This fixed it! I was going nuts looking through all the ease of access menus and trying other solutions. 

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I just spent an hour looking up solutions for this as it was driving me crazy. This is what did it for me. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks! It helped a ot as I was gaming and everytime I press the arrow keys, the mouse pointer would irritatibly move.

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And this is why Microsoft sucks.

I been dealing with this all week. My laptop reboots after updates, pain loads but no image (it is lost after updates)…. and of coarse I have the mouse issue. your post helped.

I remember having this issue before.

Why cant pain just toggle this on/off when paint is in the foreground?

I never had this issue with Windows Visa.

Windows 10 is a garbage OS. My Visa pc, I can keep it on for months without a crash. Stable as hell. But windows 10 always needs to reboot. I lost so much school work from that.

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Wow, can't thank you enough! Paint! What in the world! I was having this same problem and sure enough, I had paint open. Would have never thought it had ANYTHING to do with that and I was about to do a bunch of crazy stuff but that was the simple fix! Really appreciate you chiming in with that!

...PAINT! <removed>

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